Via facebook you get references to sources within Syria that documents from a country, where the violence of the regime escalates from day to day. Film people are among those who communicate on facebook and other social media from hour to hour. Here are just a couple of examples:
“What is happening in Hama…..Report of a person that escaped from it today…… I left Hama a little bit ago, heavy shelling of the city was still ongoing. It started at Sohour time (before dawn) before 06:00am using fixed machine guns (M85). The military and security forces stormed Jizdan neighborhood and Ajzeh roundabout. Four doctors that worked in Hourani hospital were killed. A christian lady was shot by a sniper today in her home. The army is conquering the entire city, even the sidelanes. I could not count or even estimate the number of martyrs, but it is a high number. Today, security forces launched a massive detention campaign and went house to house raiding the homes, even deserted houses, in the neighborhoods of Jarajmeh, Jonoub Thakaneh and Bab Qalbi. The military and security forces demolished houses and destructed them, vandalized and looted them. They arrested over 80 people from the neighborhoods of Baraziyeh and Farayeh.
Regarding the children of premature babies in Hourani hospital, unfortunately the power cuts have caused a lack of oxygen, but I do not know how many of them died. Verification of news is still a very difficult task in the city as the neighborhoods are isolated from each other. It is impossible for families to escape from the city, but young men can, with many difficulties. The food situation is going from bad to worse.”
And from Damascus suburbs: Dameer: During the Friday of “Allah is With Us” a group of security agents riding in a white pickup truck fired on two young men from Dameer who were on a motorcycle. One of the young men, Mohamad Hazeem Fathalla, died instantly. The other was shot in the leg, and when he tried to escape, the security agents chased him and shot him in the neck. The agents then placed weapons next to the corpses and contacted Al Dunia Television, which reported that two terrorists from Dameer had been captured and killed.
Photo: Hama, Syria, tank attack, from telegraph.co.uk